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City of Kinston, NC
Kinston, a recipient of the prestigious All America City Award, is located 80 miles east of Raleigh. Spirit AeroSystems' manufacturing jobs as well as Lenoir County's Global TransPark secured the area's place as a major player in the aerospace industry. The Neuse River winds its way through Kinston, providing boaters with a relaxing place to paddle. Down-home restaurants and the Kinston Indians minor league ball club promote a family-friendly atmosphere.Walkability can be a key driver of the overall livability of a community. Kinston has a Walk Score® of 32.
Median Household Income$28,728
Median Home Price$103,200
Attracting artists and creative types to Kinston has been on the city’s agenda for some time. What began years ago with a few projects has now blossomed into a full-fledged arts and cultural district downtown that includes restaurants, music venues, art galleries and public art installations, as well as a housing development designated for artists and artisans.
If shopping is your passion, then Kinston, N.C. offers plenty. From the Lenox outlet to a sportsman’s paradise at Neuse Sports Shop, and everything in between, there’s undoubtedly something for everyone. Downtown and Herritage Landing
Kinston restaurants serve up a tasty mix of regional and international cuisines as well as farm-to-fork fare. Ginger 108 For Asian fusion food that's "authentic, but not traditional," Ginger 108's chef Tripp Sauls incorporates local and global ingredients to achieve innovative, bold flavors. Customers rave about the seared Ahi tuna in ponzu sauce; the grilled flat-iron stake with Thai chimuchurri sauce; and Holly's salmon topped with lump crabmeat.
SchoolsIn Kinston, North Carolina
The quality of a school district if often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Kinston rates.
BusinessIn Kinston, North Carolina
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HealthIn Kinston, North Carolina
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